His imagination is exploding lately. Today we built a road with his blocks for Thomas the Train to chug down. Then later in the day he took a couple bites out of a cheese slice held it up right as if it were standing on the table and said, speaking from the perspective of the cheese, “I’m a cow, moooo!” 😂 To be fair, it actually did kind of look like a cow! His creativity amazes me! Tell me something imaginative your little one has done!
Khai’s, trying to shoot his shot to see if he can get Ralph & Charlie down from the Advent Calendar, before I notice him 🤨 yes, he tried it y’all 😂 I’m not sure he has yet to grasp the concept, of not touching the Elves, and frankly I’m not sure if I have the patience to keep telling him 🤷🏾♀️ so I guess we will be going by our own rules according to Khai, with this whole Elf thing 😩😂🤦🏾♀️ P.s Can you guys believe we are two weeks away from Christmas ?! #lifewithmekhai#wingingthismomlife#motherhood
I really can't wait to share what I've been working on!! They are Christmas gifts so soon...very soon. 😆
I had no idea this project would actually be therapeutic, but I've really enjoyed making these and can't wait for them to go to their new homes!
Picture of finished products after Christmas!
Quite possibly one of my new favourite photos ever made. ❤️ I adore this fam, and they’re are far too kind to me. And patient with me. So. So patient. Cannot thank you enough for the love you bring and kindness you share! ❤️❤️
Laughing because he just squirt glitter glue in his hand!
Things that mean the most to me in this photo:
❄️His genuine smile
❄️how happy he looks
❄️how funny he thought it was to put glitter glue in his hand
❄️His artwork I will forever cherish!
Sooooo.... I’ve been working on an acoustic album. I hope to release it in a few months. Here is one of the latest tracks. I’m so happy to finally have an authentic representation of my sound. Just me and guitar. The way it was when I first started. It feels good to find me again.
Holiday cookies, cakes, and wine, OH MY! I’m certainly enjoying these this season. Wanna help yourself or your loved ones beat the bloat, keep their energy, and stay healthy? There’s an oil for that. This gift is so simple and SO affordable! Pair your VITALITY oils (white labels) with a glass or stainless steel water bottle! Who doesn’t love a new water bottle?
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5 years ago tonight, I was finishing packing up my hospital bag to be induced so I could finally meet my stubborn 42 weeker. I can’t believe the “baby” will be 5 tomorrow. Check out my stories to see how enormous my belly was😧😱😂 I share it every year because it’s one of my favorite photos of myself. When I see what my body could handle, it always amazes me. Women are freaking amazing. . ☀️Reliving Summer☀️Happy Tuesday! It’s time for our #relivingsummerloop ! We’re digging through our hard drives and finding those missed summer images that never made it to Instagram when the days were still drenched with sun and the temperatures were warm enough for splashing! Follow this weekly loop of talented photographers as we break up your winter-filled feeds and relive some of our favorite summer memories! .
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Another year around the sun for these two and I’m so grateful we’ve spent it together. This is the year they were meant to be separated. If we followed the norm that is. She would have been in school five days a week. Some have said “it’s only 6 hours”. Only? Really? That’s a lot. I think of all the fun they’ve had together in those 6 hours this year. Some say “but she’ll miss so much” and I think of all the adventures he and I would have had this year without her. She really would have missed so much. I think of her self discovery and all that she has learnt on her own terms this year. At school she would have been forced to learn things she was not ready for or not interested in. No thanks! We opt out ✊ #unschooling#selfdirectedlearning#siblingbond#dontseperatethem#wildandfreechildren#runwildmychild
Everyday after school B still runs to look for the cat & cuddles him for as long as possible. Three & a bit years now & the novelty hasn’t worn off 💙
Evie the elf asked us to make snowflakes so we did! I watched a scary documentary about screentime this morning so I found a setting to switch off all social media for certain hours of the day, actually it shut down my phone other than text & calls ... brilliant! Shutting it down during the afternoon when the boys are home as on occasion I find myself hiding from their fighting in the bathroom looking at stuff I don’t need to be looking at 🤦♀️ also it’s time for me to set a good example, especially as they are several days into a 2 week ban (other than shows I choose!!!)
Adrenal fatigue is hitting me hard this month. The twins are gone a lot at visits right now and due to the very inconsistent pattern in people who are taking them to and from, along with some other pretty big things, they have been completely thrown into dysregulation. This is causing them to feel unsafe and unsure all over again and causing my cortisol levels to stay at a steady high rate. Oh joy, right? This feels like down to your core exhaustion. If you’ve ever been stressed and on the go without much of a mental break for a very long period of time, you know what that’s like. And if you haven’t, but know someone who has, guess what? You don’t have to know how to make it better. You don’t have to say “the right thing.” You can be a huge help by just saying “I don’t know what to say, but I can sure listen.” You can encourage that person to keep on. You know what stings more than anything? It’s when someone makes you feel small or wrong by belittling how painful things are for them. A dose of reality is rarely what a broken hearted mama needs.
This week alone I’ve heard from quite a few mamas, mamas who are fostering, mamas who’ve adopted, mamas who are in the process of giving kids from care their forever homes, mamas who don’t have kids with trauma but are struggling nonetheless, crying out for help, for prayer, for wisdom...because this life, this every day drudgery...it’s difficult. It’s “I wish someone would have told me how hard this would be.” It’s “I’m afraid they’ll never know how hard I advocated for them.” It’s “I have no idea how to parent a child who doesn’t care to listen.” It hangs there like a betrayal when we say it. We’ve betrayed our own hearts maybe even our own kids, because we’ve said out loud what we are talked about for behind our backs. Sometimes I just reply with a heart felt, “I’m sorry.” Other times I wrap my arms right around a mama and say “Tomorrow’s mercies are new, you’ve got this.” And sometimes I well up right there with them. “Yeah, you’re right, this month is hard. Aren’t you glad we have a community to lean on?" Love each other well. Life is too short for anything else.
Day 2/21 is in the books! I’ve been so proud with my nutrition these past 2 days. It doesn’t sound like much, but I’m definitely celebrating the little victories. 🙌🏻 I’ve really been struggling with binge eating and just not caring for whatever reason the last month. Im so happy to have found this community that helps me want to be better. If it weren’t for these bootcamps it would be so easy for me to slip back into old habits. I DO NOT want to slowly slip back into the IDGAF mindset.
It’s not the prettiest but it’s way too good not to share.
Healthy version of olive gardens zuppa toscana soup is a family favorite, especially when it’s freezing you know what’s out. ⛄️
Spotted: the rare butterfly fox exploring the dunes! *
* I am a strong advocate of dune preservation but our friend dropped a toy and Archer’s feet were smaller than mine. Don’t worry, he tip toed very carefully and we often talk about why the dune is fragile and how important it is. #stayoffthedunes
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